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synonyms for purgative

  • aperient
  • emetic
  • laxative
  • physic
  • purge
  • aperitive
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How to use purgative in a sentence

The first milk of the cow after calving, is slightly purgative, which is essential to cleanse the stomach of the calf.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
It occurs in several recipes of the Anglo-Saxon Leechdoms, as a strong and bitter purgative.
THE PLANT-LORE AND GARDEN-CRAFT OF SHAKESPEAREHENRY NICHOLSON ELLACOMBE
It is needless to give a purgative without bleeding, as, till this is done, it will not operate.
A TREATISE ON SHEEP:AMBROSE BLACKLOCK
Abster′gent, serving to cleanse; Abster′sive, having the quality of cleansing: purgative.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
On no account should the wife herself, or in accordance with the counsel of any non-medical friend, resort to purgative drugs.
THE PHYSICAL LIFE OF WOMAN:DR. GEORGE H NAPHEYS
A gentle emetic will sometimes do this, or a saline purgative.
THE MATRON'S MANUAL OF MIDWIFERY, AND THE DISEASES OF WOMEN DURING PREGNANCY AND IN CHILDBEDFREDERICK HOLLICK
As a purgative they use the grains of the maguacate, and as a febrifuge the cenicilla (teraina frutescens).
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 1HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
Even in the small doses we now employ, it is apt to be a thorough purgative.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PURGATIVE

  • cathartical
  • cleaning
  • cleansing
  • purgative
  • purifying
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.